3rd September 2009 - Xbox 360 and V8 Supercars Australia have announced a partnership which will see eight V8 Supercars appear in the upcoming blockbuster racing title “Forza Motorsport 3” exclusively on Xbox 360. The intense rivalry within the V8 Supercar Championship Series can now play out in the living room, as motorsport fans battle head-to-head on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe. The following V8 Supercars are featured in “Forza Motorsport 3”:
2009 Holden #2 Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore VE
2009 Holden #33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Commodore VE
2009 Holden #39 Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore VE
2009 Holden #51 Sprint Gas Racing Commodore VE
2009 Ford #1 TeamVodafone FG Falcon
2009 Ford #5 Ford Performance Racing FG Falcon
2009 Ford #9 Stone Brothers Racing FG Falcon
2009 Ford #25 Britek Motorsport FG Falcon
V8 Supercars Australia Chairman Tony Cochrane commented, “V8 Supercars is recognised globally as the best touring car Championship on the planet and being included in the internationally acclaimed Forza 3 is testament to that.” Available in Australia on October 22nd, Forza Motorsport 3 takes V8 Supercars to world-famous tracks, including Suzuka, Nürburgring Nordschleife and the Sebring International Raceway, as well as new environments like themountainous Montserrat region in Spain, the rugged Amalfi Coast in Italy and the American Southwest. V8 Supercars legend Mark Skaife commented, “I’m extremely impressed with the polish of Forza Motorsport 3 and excited about the exposure it will bring to our great sport internationally. Aussie Holden and Ford fans can now battle head-to-head everyday of the week, and get up-close and personal with the power and precision of V8 Supercars.” “With 20 million people connected to Xbox LIVE, Australian Forza Motorsport 3 fans will never be short of competition online. As racers the world over realise the potential of the V8 Supercars, the Holden vs Ford rivalry will most certainly swell beyond our shores,” continued Skaife.
Featuring the latest and greatest production offerings as well as the world’s fastest and most exotic street cars, “Forza Motorsport 3” offers more than 400 fully customisable and tunable cars from over 50 of the world’s leading manufacturers. Whether your passion is classic American muscle cars, European roadsters, purpose-built race cars or high-tech Asian imports, “Forza Motorsport 3” puts you in the cockpit of the cars you love. All cars will feature immaculately rendered interiors and extensively reinforced cockpits to handle any collision or rollover, just like their real life counterparts. Players will realistically experience their favourite V8s to a degree that, until now, was only possible in their dreams.